Metro to be commissioned
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said the first stage of Bangalore metro project would be commissioned by December next year, and 'mini lalbaghs,' on the lines of the famed botanical garden, would be developed in all "four directions" of the city to enhance its beauty.
The State Government has released Rs 1,134 crore for the metro project while the Union Government has released Rs 370 crore, he said in his independence day address after unfurling the national tri-colours here.
"Our Government has constituted a Task Force to monitor the quality of all public works including Metro project and to prevent mishaps", he added.
Yeddyurappa said it has been decided to increase the number of Bangalore One centres, which provide all civic services to the citizens in a single office, from the present 53 to 100 and also increase the number of services from these centres by the end of this year.
He said projects worth over Rs 800 crore are being implemented for laying of roads, their widening, development, building flyovers, under-bridges and subways all over the city.
"The Rs 3,383 crore second phase of Cauvery Water Supply Scheme's Fourth Stage for supplying 500 million litres of water a day to Bangalore with Japanese assistance is now being implemented", the Chief Minister said.